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Six lessons SMEs can teach big business

Employee engagement

What could large corporates learn from smaller businesses?

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Katie Hopkins: ‘HR needs to stop ticking boxes’

You will probably know Katie Hopkins as the controversial motormouth whose politically incorrect opinions on social issues have frequently put her in the media spotlight. But what does the former...

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Are HR directors lacking in international experience?

Why are HR directors so lacking in international experience when compared with their FD peers? We look for an answer and explore the myriad benefits being missed out on by so many.

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Building resilience among workers in the economic upturn

Organisations are increasingly running workshops and training to build resilience among staff who have survived the cuts, but are having to do the work of more people in the upturn. Is the concept...

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Engagement special: do SMEs need to 'get' engagement?

It’s not often that Nita Clarke, co-chair of the Government’s Employee Engagement Taskforce, is on the back foot. But even Clarke, in spite of all the plaudits that she and David MacLeod have received...

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Engagement special: Jason Holt on what engagement means to SMEs

In the second of our five-day Engagement Special, we catch up with founder of jewellery company Holts Group and founder of the not-for-profit social enterprise Holt's Academy of Jewellery, Jason Holt...

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Manchester company UKFast takes HR innovation a step higher

In our third article exploring innovation, we visit Manchester-based web hosting provider UKFast, a company with an innovation that is just crazy enough to work: substituting HR for personal trainers...

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Groupon HR director on working for the 'world's fastest growing company', tackling a plunging share price and developing internal talent

Oh no, I didn’t want to join Groupon at all,” says Bernard van Stekelenburg without an apology.

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Miriam O’Reilly vs the BBC

The BBC bit off more than it could chew when it dropped Miriam O'Reilly (pictured) from Countryfile. A tribunal found Auntie guilty of age discrimination – and O'Reilly hasn't let it forget the fact.

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Confusion around flexible working will persist until HR works out a clear ROI for it

Why are so many of the companies that offer flexible working in some form or another so desperate to call this policy anything but that?

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Interview with Isabelle Minneci, HR director at L’Oréal UK

Isabelle Minneci, the French-born HRD at cosmetics giant L’Oréal UK, will have heard it in her homeland as, ‘C’est le ton qui fait la musique’ (‘it’s the tone that sets the music’) – the more...

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The future of learning and development: leaving the classroom and embracing the iPad?

Right now, Boyd Glover, head of skills, Dixons Retail, is justifiably being labelled as one of the learning and development (L&D) community’s trailblazers. Its online learning platform, The Edge, is...

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